CAREC Integrated Trade Agenda 2030 Issues Paper

This publication provides briefings on key trade issues in Central Asia: (i) addressing technical barriers to trade, (ii) expanding trade in services, (iii) engaging in regional trade agreements, and (iv) establishing special economic zones.

These issues are priorities under the CAREC Integrated Trade Agenda 2030. This set of short papers aims to support policy deliberations and implementation at the regional and national levels

CAREC Integrated Trade Agenda 2030 and Rolling Strategic Action Plan 2018-2020

This publication discusses how the CAREC Program can enhance trade by addressing key challenges, including poor market access, limited economic diversification, and weak institutions for trade.

CAREC’s new trade strategy leverages on the successes of past CAREC trade work built on mutual trust and collective efforts. It is designed to foster deepened regional cooperation and integration

CAREC Institute participates in the Green Climate Fund event in Dushanbe

Green Climate Fund (GCF) Structured Dialogue with Eastern Europe and central Asia was held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on September 11-14, 2018. GCF is a fund established within the framework of the UNFCCC as an operating entity of the Financial Mechanism to assist developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change. CI Director

CAREC to benefit from cooperation with BRI, says official

CAREC to benefit from cooperation with BRI, says official

Sanjaasuren Bayaraa, director of the CAREC Institute in Urumqi, PRC, to enhance CAREC programs through knowledge generation and capacity building, said that CAREC should coordinate and collaborate with the Belt and Road Initiative for win-win results for all sides involved.

Compendium of Best Practices

This Compendium of Best Practices in Road Asset Management was developed as part of the support of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program toward the establishment of competitive transport corridors; the facilitation of movement of people and
goods; and the provision of sustainable, safe, and user-friendly transport and trade networks. This compendium was prepared in the context of CAREC’s Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020, and is aimed at improving the management and maintenance of CAREC road corridors through the sharing of good practices that exist within CAREC countries.

Subregional Cooperation Initiatives

The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation(CAREC) Program has established six corridors that crisscross the region, shortening structural distances for people and freight. It continues to chip away at barriers to trade by improving hardware and software elements that require cooperation between neighbors and the region in general.

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